Josh Robbins | Orlando Sentinel
9:48 AM EST, January 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — Tonight, the Magic will have an opportunity to finish their four-game road trip with a 2-2 record.
WHERE: Verizon Center, Washington.
TV: Fox Sports Florida. RADIO: 96.5 FM (WDBO). SPANISH BROADCAST — ElOrlandoMagic.com.
Magic: 13-23 (Road: 6-11)
Wizards: 6-28 (Home: 5-13)
Projected Magic starters
PG Jameer Nelson (6-0/190)
SG Arron Afflalo (6-5/215)
SF DeQuan Jones (6-8/221)
PF Andrew Nicholson (6-9/250)
C Nik Vucevic (7-0/240)
Projected Wizards starters
PG A.J. Price (6-2/185)
SG Bradley Beal (6-5/207)
SF Martell Webster (6-7/235)
PF Nenê (6-11/250)
C Emeka Okafor (6-10/250)
• For Orlando, power forward Glen Davis (left shoulder) and guard E'Twaun Moore (left elbow) are listed as questionable, but Moore probably has a better chance of playing. Small forward Hedo Turkoglu isn't listed on the team's injury report, but he won't play until he feels more comfortable with his surgically repaired left hand. Power forward/center Gustavo Ayón and power forward Al Harrington (knee) won’t play.
• For Washington, combo guard Jordan Crawford (sore left ankle) has missed the last two games and is listed as questionable. Shooting guard Cartier Martin (hyperextended left knee) won't play.
Reasons to watch
• A win tonight would make this four-game road swing a successful one for the Magic, with a 2-2 record. A loss would make the road trip a disappointing one, with a 1-3 record. It would be easier for the Magic to build on a win tonight.
• The Wizards will go for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
The last times
Tonight’s game will be the teams’ third meeting in less than a month. On Dec. 19, the Magic beat the Wizards 90-83 at Amway Center, but lost Glen Davis late to a dislocated left shoulder. On Dec. 28, the Wizards defeated the Magic 105-97 in D.C. . . . Crawford burned the Magic in both games. . . . Nenê scored 23 points and collected 11 rebounds, both season-highs for him, in the win over Orlando late last month.
Wizards scouting report
After missing all season due to a stress injury to his left kneecap, dynamic point guard John Wall made his season debut Saturday in a 93-83 win over Atlanta. Wall scored 14 points in 21 minutes.
Afflalo and J.J. Redick vs. Beal: Beal, the University of Florida alumnus who was the third pick in June's draft, is starting to find his comfort zone. This month, he's averaging 17.8 points per game and is shooting almost 54 percent from 3-point range. Afflalo and Redick had stellar games in the Magic's upset win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Did you know?
Wizards coach Randy Wittman was a Magic assistant coach during the 2005-06 season.
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